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Bradford Would Beat Chelsea in an Ideal World.

Ahead of the Chelsea Bradford game, a heartwarming preview with a Huddersfield Town and Lincoln City link stirring memories of the oft forgotton 56 who perished in the Bradford fire. May the Bantams win it for them and the great British sense of fair play.

No one is giving Bradford City a prayer against Chelsea FC. However 6000 and the souls of the forgotten 56 will be there hoping for the win our national psyche and ‘sport’ needs.  This in the romantic FA Cup, one that allegedy allows underdogs to go from jumpers for goal posts to the glitter of Wembley.  That is why every neutral and everyone sick of the rising inequality in modern Britain should be on Bradford City’s side.

Chelsea FC.svgThe attitude from those awash with Russian cash in SW6 is that one of Yorkshire’s most inspiring clubs should be grateful for the cash bonanza as brave Bradford gallantly get hit for five or six. But, the Bantam’s have been forged by one of the toughest journeys in football.  With the Hillsborough disaster getting the column inches to earn the justice it deserves, the Bradford fire and its 25th anniversary was ignored outside Yorkshire. Even the Premier and Football League have conveniently moved the dates for the  tributes around the grounds to the 24/25th April.  This May the Eleventh will be the the 30th anniversary of an oft forgotten tragedy with Huddersfield’s North Stand Loyal kicking off a terrific Terrier fundraising initiative – HERE .

A brief bit of history is both respectful and due.  Having won the Third Division Championship  prior to the game a young Peter Jackson (one I count as a friend) was presented with City’s first trophy for 56 years. That same number would die on a day  set up for celebration – some families lost 3 generations  – with 256 injured as the burns unit learned the hard way to become the best in the world at what it does. The opponents that day, Lincoln. who lost two fans and named their former home end after the two victims, went to Valley Parade again 7 years ago with Stuart McCall and laying wreathes prior to  the game.

There is one other massive reason people should want Bradford to win today. Where Chelsea were saved by Ken Bates, then Matthew Harding and then  Roman Abramovich who has spent 100s of millions to get them success .  Bradford fell from the Premiership and almost died falling into the bottom rung of the Football league. There they struggled under debt repayment plans backed by 11,000 diehards who they rewarded with the cheapest season tickets in the country – costing around a game and a half compared to those Made In Chelsea.

From a purest football perspective Chelsea undeniably deserve to win. But if passion is the fashion Hanson will give the two Blues centre-backs a game they will learn from today. The Bantam’s have an attacking trio that can do damage in any division and they will be really up for it today (fired up just did not seem the right thing to put). London may have all the money and the 12:1 job ratio thanks to the banks etc, but Yorkshire is God’s county.

Come on City! Do it for financial fair play, do it for the fans and do it for the 56.

Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire!

Wednesday call time on GT-F deal – now that would be a signing!

Sheffield Wednesday have sent former Huddersfield Town and Lincoln City idol Gary Taylor-Fletcher back to Leicester City after an unsuccessful loan spell.

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The 33 year-old played his final game for the Owls against Huddersfield, of all clubs, although he was substituted in favour of Atdhe Nuhiu during the second half. GT-F started two of his four games but failed to galvanise a Wednesday side that is having no luck in front of goal. A particularly poor (stonewall penalty) decision and the crossbar denied them in a 0-0 draw that is becoming symptomatic of a side that has the potential to be there or thereabouts despite the financial inequalities in ‘the Premier two’ in all but name.

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GT-F would be just the job for Lincoln City during the autumn of a career that has seen him score in the top five divisions of English football.  GT-F bagged 30 goals in 93 appearances in all competitions for Big Keith’s Imps and is another of ex-manager Simmo’s finds that have gone on to play in the top flight. With 19 goals in all competitions he finished his first season as the 2003/4 player of the year. Gary then broke a 106 year record scoring in our opening 6 games of the 04/05 season before Peter Jackson, lured him to Huddersfield Town, playing him largely as a winger (Abbot and Booth both took some dislodging in their prime) in a first season  that yielded 15 goals and then 11 the season after.

Blackpool signed the mercurial front-man in their first Championship season with his début coming in a 1-0 win over his current club Leicester City.  He capped his rise from non-league to the Premier League with a 30 million 39th minute strike in the 09/10 play-off final at Wembley to wipe out those sad memories for the Imps against Southend.  Blackpool released him in the summer of 2013 with Leicester offering him a one year deal. Promotion as Champions saw GT-F get a years extention, although he failed to get a look in and then failed to shine at Sheffield Wednesday on loan.

He will be a free agent in the summer (34 in June) and would be a talismanic addition to any ambitious lower Football League or Conference side. Gary averages a goal every four games (101 in 398 League games plus 16 in 51 Cup appearances) not bad for someone who has spent most of his time cutting in. He would put 500-1000 on the gate at Lincoln – good business surely?

STMI biopic
Full name Gary Taylor-Fletcher
Date of birth 4 June 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Widnes, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club gig in the game
Current team
Leicester City
Number 12
Senior stats
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Northwich Victoria 49 (16)
2001 Hull City (loan) 5 (0)
2001–2003 Leyton Orient 24 (1)
2001–2002 Grays Athletic (loan) 4 (3)
2002 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 3 (1)
2002–2003 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 5 (0)
2003–2005 Lincoln City 92 (30)
2005–2007 Huddersfield Town 92 (26)
2007–2013 Blackpool 237 (39)
2013–date Leicester City 21 (3)
2014 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 4 (0)

Leicester & Chelsea Legend breeding Internationals At Colwyn Bay!

A legend at Leicester City, Chelsea, Burnley, Huddersfield, Wrexham and Lincoln,  fans will always have a soft spot for Frank Sinclair  – own goals and all.  But having played at the highest level for the red, the blues and all, he is currently cutting his teeth as  manager of Colwyn Bay and doing well if your ask the opinion of his chairman and left back Louis Moss

 

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During his Leicester City and Chelsea days Frank played for Jamaica before making 92 league appearances for Burnley and then 42 for Huddersfield as a loan turned into a permanent deal. He was a suave defender although his own goals meant he got more in the wrong end than the seven he got throughout his glittering career. But his dedication and, sense of humour got the lad a long way from those harsh Lambeth roots (See full biopic at the bottom).

Frank was a dark horse for the Wrexham job last season  having turned the tiny club from also-rans to a team just 3 points from the play-offs again this season, with a game in hand.  Sinclair, the 42-year-old player gaffer, is building a useful young squad with a terrific shut-out to earn a point against the Division’s money club North Ferriby last Saturday.   This followed hot on the heels of a 4-1 win against Gainsborough and a 3-0 away at  Leamington. Case in point young Moss who is as good with the assists as he is getting back to help and a chip off the old block so to speak.  The full-back is simply chuffed to have received an international call up for Barbados against Haiti in the Concacaf Gold Cup in October.

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Despite the lad missing two games during his international jaunt Frank, a gentleman of the game,  is chuffed

“He will be a big miss for us, but I am happy his early season form has been recognised and he has an opportunity maybe to play in the prestigious Gold Cup against the likes of Brazil and Mexico.

“I played in that for Jamaica so I know the standard of the tournament.”

 

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Sinclair in 2009
STMI Piopic
Full name Frank Mohammed Sinclair
Date of birth 3 December 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth Lambeth
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Current gig in the game
Current team
Colwyn Bay
(player-manager)
Youth career
1988–1990 Chelsea
Senior League Stats
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1998 Chelsea 169 (7)
1991–1992 West Bromwich Albion (loan) 6 (1)
1998–2004 Leicester City 164 (3)
2004–2007 Burnley 92 (1)
2007 Huddersfield Town (loan) 13 (0)
2007–2008 Huddersfield Town 29 (0)
2008–2009 Lincoln City 23 (0)
2009 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2010 Wrexham (loan) 17 (0)
2010–2011 Wrexham 39 (0)
2011 Hendon 10 (0)
2012– Colwyn Bay 70 (6)
International team
1997–2003 Jamaica 28 (1)
Teams managed
2013– Colwyn Bay
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Golden Brown – The Terrier is still going strong

Nat Brown the former Huddersfield Town, Lincoln City, Wrexham FC and Macclesfield Town box-to-box centre back, has still got the drive at 32, putting in some often unsung but outstanding displays for the Imps so far this season.  Rejected twice by Jacko – yes he makes the odd mistake – but his presence has made Boyce a better player as well as covering for his full-back Miller who is absolutely relishing his new role.

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Nat progressed through the ranks at Huddersfield, making 83 appearances for the club including both League games against Lincoln under Peter Jackson. Although he did not feature in the play-offs against us or the final he was a big part of the play-off success next to Sodje.  Having played 25 games that season he slipped down the pecking order making just 18 the following season before being released.

It was of some surprise so see Lincoln win the race for his signature given the posse of clubs interested, but he proved his worth in the unsuccessful play-off push in 2005/6. The mystery wrist injury (he still wears a guard) and the style of Deehan and Schofield’s 2006/7 passing princes, somewhat harshly cost him his place the following season but he battled back in true Nat Brown style before leaving by mutual consent to join Wrexham in 2008.  Jacko was clearly still not a big fan and organised one of those by mutual consent pay-offs allowing him to join the Dragons the next day.

It did not work out at for him at Wrexham, Nat’s style is not going to be every fan or managers cup of tea in reality he is more artisan than artiste it has to be said.   The late great Keith Alexander was a fan however and resigned him at Macclesfield initially on loan, then permanently and he would go on to become a rock at Macclesfield under KA and then Simmo, popping up with some vital goals to back up those consistently inspirational performances.

Nat made a heroic loan return to Lincoln last season, joining on loan with Tony Diagne (they share the same agent) and went on to play 10 games, half of which were with a nagging ankle injury. he was an inspirational and integral part of the successful survival bid.  Seen as one of Simmo’s reliables, with an infectious manner on and off the pitch, he happily signed for a year in the summer to see the job through that Keith and Gary started a decade ago.

So far this season  we have seen bravery, thrills and a few spills, from a man fuelled by a genuine passion every time he goes out onto the pitch.  The Tamworth game saw him put in his third man of the match performance, Nat is an unsung hero who just never knows when he is beaten, an outstanding team player who is proving to be a real rock. Well played Nat take a bow son!

2013/14 ratings

Brown 14 8 9 8 8 9 8 7 8 7 6 8 9 8 9 112

Performance data

No NAME St Sub Mins G On M Ass F’s F’ed YC RC
23 Brown 14 0 1260 0 1 1 0 9 6 3 0

Historical Data

STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nathaniel Brown
DATE OF BIRTH 15 June 1981 (age 31)
PLACE OF BIRTH Sheffield, England
HEIGHT 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
WEIGHT 11 st 9lb (73.92kg)
POSITION: DEFENDER / FORWARD
CLUB Lincoln City
CONTRACT 1 year
YOUTH CAREER
Huddersfield Town
SENIOR STATS (LGE & CUP)
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Huddersfield Town 83 (0)
2005–2008 Lincoln City 105 (9)
2008–2009 Wrexham 7 (0)
2008–2009 Macclesfield Town (loan) 33 (6)
2009–2013 Macclesfield Town 160 (10)

 

Leicester City Sign GTF – The Goal Maker

Former Blackpool FC, Leyton Orient, Huddersfield Town, Dagenham & Redbridge FC, Hull City and darling of the Stacey-West Gary Taylor-Fletcher has signed for Leicester City on a one-year deal.

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The 32-year-old ex-Blackpool striker  is a free agent after failing to agree a new deal after a six year Tangerine dream. His Lincoln career came courtesy of Keith Alexander who signed a lad he knew from his Northwich Victoria days in  2003. GTF would mesmerise defences and go on to become Supporters Player of the Year in 2003–04 with 19 goals.  GTF then equalled a 106 year old club record when he scored in our six opening games in 2004/5 but finished the season with 11 goals from 45 appearances as the Lincolnshire poacher turned gamekeeper.

Jacko spied and applied, nicking him on a free, taking him to Huddersfield where he had to make his mark as a right winger getting 15 in his first season and 11 in his second. GT-F is famed for scoring the 500,000 football League goal with a 25-yard beauty into the top corner against Rotherham.

Blackpool signed him in 2007 and he would be instrumental in the promotion from the Championship to the Premiership. GTF never broke double figures during his Tangerine period but the artist was certainly a scorer of great goals as opposed to being the great goal-scorer we Imps knew him to be.

Leicester have brought in class and experience, even at 32 he will be a handful as GTF was always able to do the first yard or two in his head.  Great natural finisher with both feet and does more spade work than a road digger, why he dribbles like a fat kid in Greggs!  Good luck GTF but please come home soon!

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STMI Biopic
Full name Gary Taylor-Fletcher
Date of birth 4 June 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Widnes,
Height 6 ft 0 
Playing position Forward
Current gig-in-the-game
Current club Leicester City
Senior stats
Years Team Apps
(Gls)
1999–2001 Northwich Victoria 43 (11)
2001 Hull City (loan) 5 (0)
2001–2003 Leyton Orient 22 (2)
2001–2002 Grays Athletic (loan) 4 (3)
2002 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 3 (1)
2002–2003 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 5 (0)
2003–2005 Lincoln City 93 (30)
2005–2007 Huddersfield Town 92 (26)
2007–2013 Blackpool 209 (35)
2013– Leicester City 0 (0)
Appearance & goals data includes League & cup matches

Nat Brown – Our Consistent Terrier

Nat Brown the former Huddersfield Town, Lincoln City, Wrexham FC and Macclesfield Town box-to-box centre back is still putting in the Terrier performances we love at 32 years of age.  Nat was STMI MoM against Macclesfield and came pretty close against Woking and Forest Green Rovers.

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Nat has battled and held the defence together brilliantly with Boyce, Gray and Newton as well as the two defensive midfielders, both this season and last. He has the highest player ratings so far this season with 25 from 3 games – an average of 8.3. Yet to be booked he epitomises the word terrier and is having an outstanding start showing the youngsters the way both in the air and in the tackle. Nat Brown, made a heroic loan return to Impdom last season, going on to play 10 games – half with an injury – and was inspirational and integral part of that successful survival bid. Brownaldinio is back at the Bank, fr a year at least, where we are guaranteed bravery, thrills and a few spills. But then that is the mark of a man who wears his heart on his sleeve and the protective band on his wrist.

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A popular figure at Moss Rose he fell fallen down Kings pecking order allowing the Imps to cut an emergency loan deal.  Nat is the sort of brave talismanic  figure a side needs and his presence in either box has seen him pop up at vital moments with heroic results.  Brown  was an unsung hero at the Imps  and always gave it his all after joining us from Huddersfield in 2005.

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Nat enjoyed play-off success with the Terriers in 2003/04  and did well at the Imps under KA, who resigned him at Macclesfield. A wrist injury saw him drop down Schofield’s pecking order  before Jacko agreed a ‘by mutual consent’ deal that allowed him to move to Wrexham in June 2008.  An initial loan became permanent and he would go on to become a rock at Macclesfield under Keith Alexander and then Simmo, popping up with some vital goals to back up those consistently inspirational performances.

He is one of Simmo’s reliables, with an infectious manner on and off the pitch, who is here to finish a job he KA, Richard Butcher and Gary started many moons ago.

Nat’s Ratings (one Man of the Match V Macc)

Name  Wo  MT  FGR           Tot Ave
Brown 8 9 8           25 8.3

Nat Brown 2013/14 IMPstats

No NAME St Sub Mins G On M Ass F’s F’ed YC RC
25 Brown 3 0 270 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0

Nat Brown 2012/13 IMPstats

No NAME St Sub Mins G On M Ass F’s F’ed YC RC
25 Brown 10 0 900 0 2 6 1 8 11 0 0

Nat’s Historic stuff

STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nathaniel Brown
DATE OF BIRTH 15 June 1981 (age 32)
PLACE OF BIRTH Sheffield, England
HEIGHT 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
WEIGHT 11 st 9lb (73.92kg)
POSITION: DEFENDER / FORWARD
CLUB Lincoln City
CONTRACT 1 year – June 2014
YOUTH CAREER
Huddersfield Town
SENIOR STATS (LGE & CUP)
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Huddersfield Town 83 (0)
2005–2008 Lincoln City 105 (9)
2008–2009 Wrexham 7 (0)
2008–2009 Macclesfield Town (loan) 33 (6)
2009–2013 Macclesfield Town 160 (10)

Jacko Salutes Butch & Thanks Imps

Former Huddersfield Town, Lincoln City and Bradford City Manager Peter Jackson (who has a book coming out in September/October) was at his best when I spoke to him about Richard Butcher today. Peter is the personification and seeker of triumph over tragedy. He was Bradford captain on that fateful day when 54 Bantams and 2 Imps lost their lives. He was also placed on a par with Mourinho by Huddersfield fans in happier times when optimism, inspiration and perspiration made up for lack of cash!

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Peter overcame the memory of the Huddersfield play-off semi at Sincil Bank and created an incredible wave of optimism at The Imps. We warmed to a touchline motivator who drove the Terriers on and got a slice of luck with a goal we felt should never have been. Richard was Peter Jackson’s first summer signing, in 2009 and always spoke highly of a ‘fantastic human being’ who spread so much optimism following his return from a battle against throat cancer. Peter rated Richard, a tall athletic local hero that would herald the start of an optimistic new season and era at a club Peter feels deserves success.

As many of you know I sustained a serious crush injury back in May. On Monday I had been given some bad further bad news. It would be a further three weeks before they could even consider taking the pins out and then another 6-9 weeks in plaster before the period of rehab. Peter, back from holiday bounds on the phone as soon as he hits his desk and emails. Ever respectful he opens with ‘hello mate its your second favourite manager after Keith Alexander’ and then proceeds to spread that infectious energy and boundless optimism he possesses.  Positive mental attitude or what, if they could bottle it the world would be a perfect place.

Jacko, aptly, is happily working in a care related project with his wife, has no intention to return to management but did say that he loved and treasured his time at Lincoln, despite a disappointing last few weeks. Jacko, who is such a genuine geezer and a great loss to the game since his retirement, was proud to save us from relegation and moved by the Lincoln City supporters response.

The presentation of  a card signed by most of the City it seemed, plus the huge Lord of the Imps shirt was something that warmed him during his own private battles. He wishes some of football’s most fantastic fans the success they richly deserve.

Brownaldinio Swaps Silk For Sweet Sincil Success.

Nat Brown the former Huddersfield Town, Lincoln City, Wrexham FC and Macclesfield Town box-to-box centre back has signed for the Imps on a permanent basis.  Nat Brown, 32 later this month,  made a heroic loan return to Impdom last season. He went on to play 10 games – half with an injury – and was inspirational and integral part of the successful survival bid. Brownaldinio is back at the Bank, fr a year at least,  where we are guaranteed bravery, thrills and a few spills.

Thank you for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

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At 31, Nat Brown still has plenty to offer and is certainly good enough for the BSP, if not League 2, as ex-Imp Scott Kerr, now at York would attest. Chesterfield and Burton made a bid for him last season. A popular figure at Moss Rose he fell fallen down Kings pecking order allowing the Imps to cut an emergency loan deal.  Nat is the sort of brave talismanic  figure a side needs and his presence in either box has seen him pop up at vital moments with heroic results.  Brown  was an unsung hero at the Imps  and always gave it his all after joining us from Huddersfield in 2005.

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Nat enjoyed play-off success with the Terriers in 2003/04  and did well at the Imps under KA, who resigned him at Macclesfield. A wrist injury saw him drop down Schofield’s pecking order  before Jacko agreed a ‘by mutual consent’ deal that allowed him to move to Wrexham in June 2008.  An initial loan became permanent and he would go on to become a rock at Macclesfield under Keith Alexander and then Simmo, popping up with some vital goals to back up those consistently inspirational performances.

He is one of Simmo’s reliables, with an infectious manner on and off the pitch, who will be coming here to finish a job he KA, Richard Butcher and Gary started many moons ago.

Welcome back Nat!

Nat Brown 2012/13 stats

Sq No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
25 Nat Brown 10 0 900 0 8 1 8 11 0 0
STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nathaniel Brown
DATE OF BIRTH 15 June 1981 (age 31)
PLACE OF BIRTH Sheffield, England
HEIGHT 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
WEIGHT 11 st 9lb (73.92kg)
POSITION: DEFENDER / FORWARD
CLUB Lincoln City
Contract 1 year
YOUTH CAREER
Huddersfield Town
SENIOR STATS (LGE & CUP)
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Huddersfield Town 83 (0)
2005–2008 Lincoln City 105 (9)
2008–2009 Wrexham 7 (0)
2008–2009 Macclesfield Town (loan) 33 (6)
2009–2013 Macclesfield Town 160 (10)

Central Defender’s Path To Imps Clears

Former Huddersfield Town, Wrexham and Lincoln City centre back Nat Brown, has been released by Macclesfield, paving the way for another season at least at the Imps. He is just the mature calming influence a young side needs with successful play-off experience at the Terriers. Nat lives in Sheffield, not far from Gary Simpson, so a deal is surely just only a matter of time.

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Nat enjoyed play-off success with the Terriers in 2003/04  and it was of some surprise to see him join us. Nat is a battler and did well at the Imps under KA, who also signed him for Macclesfield. A mysterious wrist injury (the long-term bandage must surely have been a PlayStation wound) saw him drop down Schofield’s pecking order  before Peter Jackson agreed a ‘by mutual consent’ deal that allowed him to move to Wrexham in June 2008.  An initial loan to  The Silkmen became permanent and he would go on to become a rock at Macclesfield under Keith Alexander and then Simmo, popping up with some vital goals to back up those consistently inspirational performances.

At 31, Nat Brown still has plenty to offer and is certainly good enough for the BSP, if not League 2, as ex-Imp Scott Kerr, now at York would attest. Chesterfield made a bid for him last season along with Mansfield Town and Burton were also in the chase. A popular figure at Moss Rose he fell down Kings pecking order allowing the Imps to cut an emergency loan deal in March. He was inspirational in his 10 games next to Andrew Boyce and Tom Miller. Nat is the sort of brave talismanic  figure a side needs and his presence in either box has seen him pop up at vital moments with heroic results.

Nats 2012/13 Imp Stats

No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
25 Nat Brown 10 0 900 0 8 1 8 1 0 0

Nats 2012/13 Macc Stats

No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
5 Nat Brown  26 0 2302 2 9 2 16 21 2 0
STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nathaniel Brown
DATE OF BIRTH 15 June 1981 (age 31)
PLACE OF BIRTH Sheffield, England
HEIGHT 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
WEIGHT 11 st 9lb (73.92kg)
POSITION: DEFENDER / FORWARD
CLUB Free agent
NUMBER 0
YOUTH CAREER
Huddersfield Town
SENIOR STATS (LGE & CUP)
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Huddersfield Town 83 (0)
2005–2008 Lincoln City 105 (9)
2008–2009 Wrexham 7 (0)
2008–2009 Macclesfield Town (loan) 33 (6)
2009– Macclesfield Town 160 (10)

Leeds Send For Ex-Imp – But Hughes & O’Neil Favourite

Leeds have joined, Sheffield United,  Huddersfield Town,  Crystal Palace,  QPR,  Plymouth, Notts County, Oldham et al in dispensing with the services of Neil Warnock with 6 games to go. Mark Hughes and Martin O’Neil may be the favourite to take over but Leeds have been quick to replace Warnock with Neil Redfearn who played 100 League games as a midfielder for  The Imps between 1984 and 1986 scoring 13 goals

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Rumours suggest that Redfearn may be in charge until the end of the season. The Reserve Team  and Development Squad Manager has been caretaker manager before, taking over from Simon Grayson in 2012. During his February stint United won 2 and lost two of his 4 games. Many managers would be delighted with a 50% success rate.

Team From To Record
P W D L Win %
 
Leeds United 18 February 2012 1 April 2013 63 23 15 25 36.51
Total Matches Managed 1,308 528 369 411 40.37

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Here is a biopic of Neil Redfearn.

STMI Biopic
Full name Neil David Redfearn
Date of birth 20 June 1965 (age 47)
Place of birth Dewsbury
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Current Tenure
Club Leeds United
(Development Squad Manager / reserve team manager)
Youth career
1981-1982 Nottingham Forest
Senior career (League)
Years Team Apps
(Gls)
1982–1984 Bolton Wanderers 35 (1)
1984–1986 Lincoln City 100 (13)
1986–1987 Doncaster Rovers 46 (14)
1987–1989 Crystal Palace 57 (10)
1989–1990 Watford 24 (3)
1990–1991 Oldham Athletic 62 (16)
1991–1998 Barnsley 292 (72)
1998–1999 Charlton Athletic 30 (3)
1999–2000 Bradford City 17 (1)
2000–2001 Wigan Athletic 22 (7)
2001–2002 Halifax Town 42 (6)
2002–2004 Boston United 54 (12)
2004 Rochdale 9 (0)
2004–2006 Scarborough 61 (18)
2006–2007 Bradford Park Avenue n/a (n/a)
2007 Stocksbridge Park Steels n/a (n/a)
2007 Frickley Athletic n/a (n/a)
2007–2008 Bridlington Town n/a (n/a)
2008 Emley n/a (n/a)
2008 Salford City n/a (n/a)
Total 851 (176)
Teams managed
2001 Halifax Town (caretaker)
2002 Halifax Town (caretaker)
2005–2006 Scarborough
2007 Northwich Victoria
2008 York City (caretaker)
2012 Leeds United (caretaker)